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Nicaragua: Ometepe Island

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Relaxed, tranquil Ometepe  - the largest freshwater island in the world, rising from Lake Nicaragua, is dominated by the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas. There’s a timeless feel to the place, where legends and jaguar cults are still in circulation, and the people lead a traditional rural lifestyle avoiding the boisterous political events of the country.  The volcanic landscapes are partially blanketed with luxuriant jungle vegetation populated by monkeys and a plethora of bird species. Thanks to the rich, fertile soil, the slopes and flatter parts of the island are peppered with citrus, banana, watermelon, avocado and cacao plantations.

Our holidays to Ometepe Island

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El Castillo

Signature: Best of Costa Rica and Nicaragua

Private journey

12 days from £2,637pp

Granada Nicaragua

Signature Nicaragua: Fire, water and revolution

Private journey

10 days from £2,186pp

Cotinga: Off the beaten track Nicaragua

Group tour

18 days from £2,868pp

Ataco, El Salvador

Undiscovered Nicaragua and El Salvador

Private journey

19 days from £4,072pp

Things to do in Ometepe Island

Climb Maderas Volcano

Climb Maderas volcano

Hike to a Waterfall

Hike to a waterfall on Ometepe Island


Our insider tips for Ometepe Island

Jim

Jim Ashworth

Chatting to the friendly local people on the ferry over from the mainland. Nicaraguans are some of the most open and friendly people in Central America.
Chris

Chris Rendell-Dunn

Exploring the rough country roads, at the pace of the locals, on a bike or horse - and then cooling off with a freshwater swim off one of the narrow beaches.
Lina

Lina Fuller

Reaching the crater of Maderas Volcano after a hot, sweaty climb (start off early in the morning) through cloud forest where monkeys swing through the trees. The lake and its waterfall on the western side were only discovered in 1930.

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